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Stefanos Tsitsipas says he 'remembered he was a great fighter' to find his way past Andrey Rublev

Stefanos Tsitsipas backhand

Stefanos Tsitsipas says he needed to 'remember what a big fighter' he is in order to continue his Roland Garros dream.

Tsaitsipas found himself a break down in the opening set of his quarterfinal against Andrey Rublev on Wednesday but was able to strike back when the Russian served for the match.

From that moment on the match was dominated by the world number six before he secured a 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 win.

“I’ve been feeling really comfortable on this court and despite a bad start and being a break down I remembered what a big fighter I am," Stefanos Tsitsipas said afterwards.

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“It’s about fighting and trying to find solutions at difficult moments. I managed to get my brain working and found solutions.

“Roland Garros is a tournament I have been watching since I was a kid and always dreamed of playing on these courts.

“I used to skip classes at school to watch it. That’s how much I like this tournament. It’s a dream come true playing here and in front of the public.”

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